Loscam has been able to reduce the amount of waste going from its depots to landfill by almost half as part of a concerted company-wide effort since 2010.
In March 2010, Loscam Australia set itself a lofty target to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by 30% each year for the next three years, totalling up to 65% reduction in all. The company is on track to achieve its 2013 target.
Shane Crouch, Loscam Australia’s Quality Safety & Environmental Manager explained that they decided to improve the landfill aspect of their business after assessing what they could do to reduce their impact on the environment.
Instead of the landfill, Loscam looked for other ways to direct their waste stream, recycling it for mulch and chipping or reusing the timber at their repair facility. This year Loscam intends to improve on the progress already made with even less of the company’s waste heading to landfill sites around Australia.
Once the waste reduction target is achieved, Loscam aims to explore and identify opportunities to further reduce their waste.
Loscam is a leading provider of Returnable Package Handling (RPH) solutions for use in supply chains.